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A DC school sees suspension rates plummet after adopting Conscious Discipline, a trauma-informed approach to social-emotional learning. This 20 year-old program uses brain research to predict how a person might respond to a senario. Core to the program is the belief that children can only learn when safety and belonging are accounted for.
A study conducted by a French VC fund reveals that even though investments in edtech in France have risen a lot in the past 3 years and edtech has a huge potential, barriers to market are still significant. The complexity of purchase procedures by public educational institutions is the first obstacle to market access identified. The lack of political will to promote the use of technology at the service of education is also slowing down the development of edtech. And when the will is present, issues arise due to the limited coherence of public investments or tensions between the education actors.
The science of how humans learn can and should shape the design of education. Similarly, it can and should shape the design of education technology. In particular, education and edtech should be designed to foster “deep processing”.
Thanks to this history teacher, since 10 years ago, students from 39 public institutes in the NY region do not have to face exams. Now, the results from the experiment are visible: 90% of the students in her network of institutes - 28 are in New York City and 11 spread throughout the State - access the University, compared to 58% on average from the rest of the public centers in the region.
The ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’ will see an increase in workforce automation. The OECD estimates that over the next 10 to 20 years, “14% of jobs are at high risk of being fully automated, while another 32% at risk of significant change”.
Technology is playing, and will continue to play, a key role in the way skills are acquired and developed for the 21st Century workforce. So, it is no surprise that the EdTech industry is set to reach $252 billion by 2020, growing at a 17% annual rate.
Edtech training in the business arena isn’t merely focused on teaching models. It is built upon a foundation of wanting to learn more about the employees, both individually and as a collective. Analytics can be used in many ways, from pinpointing problematic areas for individuals to steering entire departments towards a certain destination, thus providing business owners with educated employees that have been shaped to fit into specific organizational environments.
Laura Truncellito- Laura is the founder and CEO of Language Scholars, LLC, a company which seeks to utilize cutting edge technology to enhance global learning and communication. email@example.com
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